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Tonight, August 8th I watched the preview screening of the long-awaited movie "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" based on the best selling novel of Kevin Kwan now available in bookstores. All I can say is that THIS MOVIE IS A MUST SEE. It will be in all theaters starting August 15th. You will not wink your eye at all in this...

Tokyo Ghoul 映画『東京喰種』Live Action

Tokyo Ghoul
The series debuted in September 2011 thanks to mangaka Sui Ishida. Weekly Young Jump first published the manga before it was adapted into an anime series by Pierrot. The anime premiered in July 2014 before a second season ran in January 2015. Tokyo Ghoul is the latest live-action adaptation of a manga to hit theaters, and the film introduces audiences to a gory yet static take on Sui Ishida’s acclaimed series. The film,...

“In Search of Perfect Consonance” – A Chat with the Director

Last month at the Global Peace Film Festival, I watched the short documentary "In Search of Perfect Consonance". I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Director Ruby Yang and she spoke about the making and inspirations for the film. The film was first released in 2016 and follows the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) as they journey through friendships, difficulties and cultural fusions...

Maiko: Dancing Child

A film by Ase Svenheim Drivenes 70 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015 Maiko Nishino's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name, Maiko, means dancing child. Her mother sold their house and car to send 14 year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing academies in Europe. Maiko knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Now Maiko is 32 and at...

The Secrets of Saké: Tradition, Intuition and an Artist’s Guiding Hand

POV’s ‘The Birth of Saké’ Follows Meticulous Method of Bringing the Fabled Japanese Drink To Life; Film Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 on PBS A Co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) “A richly immersive documentary . . . achieves a remarkable level of intimacy without ever sacrificing its reserve or restraint.” — Justin Chang, Variety There’s a lot more to saké—the legendary Japanese...

SSAFF 2016 Audience Awards Announced

Bangladeshi Urban Thriller AYNABAJI Takes Top Honors Best Documentary CITIES OF SLEEP & Short Film SYAAHI Voted Audience Favorite Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Honored for Significant Contributions to the Cinema of Bangladesh SEATTLE (October 24, 2016) – The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival closed Sunday with a screening of the tender comedic drama WAITING (2015) from Indian director Anu Menon (LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, X:...

Two Japanese Films to be Shown at University of Miami September 16, 23 in Free “Love in Japan Movie Screenings”

MIAMI, Fla. (August 26, 2016) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and the University of Miami (UM) invite guests to experience the “Love in Japan Movie Screenings,” two Japanese films to be shown on September 16 and 23 at UM’s Whitten Learning Center 170, located at 5150 Brunson Drive in Coral Gables. Suitable for avid film aficionados and occasional...

“The Love in Japan Movie Screening” Series to be shown at the Historic Fort Lauderdale Theatre

Cinema Paradiso to Show Three Japanese Films September 17, 19, 20 in “The Love in Japan Movie Screening” Series Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 19, 2016) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and Cinema Paradiso invite guests of all ages to experience “The Love in Japan Movie Screening” series, three Japanese films...

Parks and recr-eng-tion; Kenneth and Ehren visit Orlando once again

On Sat, May 1 2016 filmmaker Kenneth Eng and writer-producer of “My Life in China” Ehren Parks visited Orlando once more, graciously presenting a free screening of two of Eng's award-winning and internationally-recognized documentaries: “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball” and “My Life in China.” The turnout was great, totaling about 80 attendees—both young and old and many of whom were Japanese...

“Just The 3 of Us” is showing in the East Coast on May 6!

Just The 3 Of Us
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and, with a script developed and written by the collaboration of Kiko Abrillo, Gillian Ebreo, Katherine Labayen, and Vanessa R. Valdez, “Just The 3 Of Us” presents a glimpse of a most unlikely situation of the most unlikely tandem to hit the big screen. “Just The Three Of Us” is centered on an unlikely love...
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